Large Device That Captures Ocean Plastic Back At Sea
After months of repairs, a device created to capture plastic in the world’s oceans is back out at sea.
The 2,000-footlong floating boom was first deployed last year in the Pacific.
It was designed to tackle ocean pollution and specifically, a large “Island” of trash that’s floating there.
However, during its inaugural mission, the device broke apart due to conditions at sea.
It was fully repaired just four months later and is now continuing its mission.
And, according to the ocean cleanup, the organization who put this into practice, they hope to have dozens of these devices around the world someday.